Alliance for Reversing Ecosystem Service Threats

As a first milestone for the Alliance, we crafted a scientific evidence-based roadmap with the most credible data for the Government of India to achieve its sequestration target. This includes nearly 10 million hectares (10MHa) of degraded cropland and 1MHa each of degraded riparian habitats...

Restoring hill wetlands of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve

Initially the project was funded and supported by the Small Wetlands Programme of IUCN – The Netherlands Committee which led us to exploring and initiating our work on Hill Wetlands in the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve. Its 2565 square kilometers were once covered in a mixture of tropical montane...

D’ering-Dibru Saikhowa Elephant Corridor Project

One of the most important elephant landscapes of India is in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh supporting over 25% of the 27000 odd elephants currently present in India (MoEFCC 2017). However, the landscape is also dominated by enormous human populations which have resulted in degradation and...

Mine restoration in Pandalgudi

The afforestation of the exhausted limestone mines in Pandalgudi began in earnest in Dec 2018, after an initial site visit in August of the same year. Previous to this, over the previous 2 years, various pilot projects had been undertaken to assess the use of native species for this kind of...

Garo Green Spine Conservation Project

Spanning across 8000 sq.km, and as part of the Indo-Burmese biodiversity hotspot, the Garo Hills in the state of Meghalaya support an incredibly rich biodiversity. The Garo Hills Elephant Reserve has three protected areas, a reserve forest and five elephant corridors, which together link around...

East Karbi Anglong Community Project

Youth for Forest - led by Green Hub team and Green Hub fellows, aims to increase the fragments across the region for restoration through community participation and collaborative action. Currently there are two sites under this project and we hope to increase them over the years. The site in...

ibnii vana

What can a mainstream luxury resort do towards conservation and preservation of biodiversity within its properties? Can a portion of its property be set aside for ecological restoration? Can this be an example that is set for other businesses to follow - that such businesses can also do...

Shola-Grassland Restoration in the Nilgiri Plateau

The Nilgiri plateau located at the juncture of the Western and Eastern Ghats covers an area of over 2200 square kilometres. It has an average elevation of close to 2000m and was once covered by the shola-grassland mosaic ecosystem. However, less than 10 percent of this ecology now remains in an...

Anamalai Rainforest Restoration

Our efforts to ecologically restore rainforests in the Western Ghats sprung from a motivation to conserve the diversity of native plants and animals in this biodiversity hotspot. Much rainforest in the region remains as fragments or patches embedded in plantations of tea, coffee, eucalyptus,...

Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary

The private and public lands under the Gurukula stewardship through its ecosystem gardening programmes and the community outreach initiative called the Green Phoenix,  include first order stream with riparian vegetation, swampy valley fields and hill slopes of the  land has been clear-felled in...

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Sayani Das

I am training myself as a nature educator while learning about permaculture, nursery-keeping and native plants. For two years, I have been visiting and volunteering at permaculture farms and alternative schools in West Bengal, Tamil...

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